Hong Kong Scrabble players – Brian PO, Thomson LAW Long Yin and Julian WONG Tsz Yu were awarded prizes in the ASTAR Scrabble Challenge International (ASCI) 2019 held in University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during the last weekend.
Brian PO, the Hong Kong Scrabble Champion 2019, was awarded the 1st runner-up in Under-18 Division the Challenge. He won 12.5 games out of a total of 15 games with a cumulative spread of +2016 points.
Thomson LAW Long Yin was awarded the 1st runner-up in Under-15 Division of the Challenge with 11 wins out of 13 games and a cumulative spread of +1652 points. It is the second year Thomson winning this title. Julian WONG Tsz Yu was awarded 6th runner-up in the same Division with 10 wins and a cumulative spread of +831 points.
Brian PO and Douglas TSANG
Thomson LAW Long Yin
Julian WONG Tsz Yu
“It is my wish to rewin the first runner-up in ASCI so I keep practising in order not to lose my title. Although the players I met last year improved a lot this year, I could still barely win most of them. After 13 tiring games, my wish finally came true,” said Thomson.
All these three players are members of the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team for the WESPA Youth Cup 2018. They are all currently studying at Methodist College.
The Under-18 Division and Under-15 Division of the Challenge are well-attended by 175 and 150 players all over the world respectively. It is truly an international tournament, and the three Hong Kong players have performed exceptionally well in the Challenge.
Meanwhile, Carson IP and Douglas TSANG have finished 11th and 24th in the Open Division of the Challenge. They won 10 and 8 games out of a total of 17 games respectively.
ASCI is an annual Scrabble tournament rated by both WESPA and MSA. HKSPA encourages Scrabble players from all ages and levels to participate in international Scrabble tournaments rated by WESPA to widen their horizons and meet new friends around the world and will show our full support towards their participation.